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Research Officer – Office of the Seniors Advocate

Research Officer

The Office of the Seniors Advocate

BC Public Service

Ministry of Health



Bring your strong analytical and technical skills to this career building opportunity 

Salary $60,531.87 – $69,104.56 annually


The Office of the Seniors Advocate serves as an independent voice for seniors, monitoring and advising on a range of seniors’ services in British Columbia. This includes advocating in the interests of seniors and analyzing issues important to the welfare of seniors generally. The advocate works with seniors and key stakeholders (governments, community agencies, private organizations and advocacy groups) to identify and understand systemic issues (i.e. those challenges that affect a large number of seniors) and make recommendations to government and those who deliver seniors’ services.


To support the Office of the Seniors Advocate through the development and delivery of research studies, and communication of findings through various forums including working groups, committees, and briefings for the Executive Director, Deputy Advocate and Advocate. The Research Officer plans, manages and conducts quantitative and qualitative research studies and analysis and produces interpreted reports on the provision of seniors’ services in the areas of health care, personal care, housing, transportation and income supports. The Research Officer is also responsible for ad hoc analysis assigned on a day to day basis involving emerging issues. The position is responsible for managing various projects related to the monitoring of seniors’ services including managing consultation processes, conducting surveys, and identifying and analyzing systemic challenges facing seniors.




Qualifications for this role include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in statistics, epidemiology, economics, public administration or a health/science/social science field and a minimum of 3 years recent related direct work experience in each of the four areas listed below (if Master’s Degree is held then 1 year of recent related direct work experience in each of the four areas listed below is required);
    • Experience in designing and conducting qualitative and quantitative research
    • Experience with data analysis including gathering, synthesizing, evaluating and interpreting information from diverse sources using appropriate statistical and analytic techniques




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